Pulaski County is its own worst enemy. That was the theme of the State of the County Economy Address delivered by Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer Tuesday. “This speech is supposed to be about the state of the Pulaski County economy, but ultimately, our problems are not economic,” he said. “They’re not even just about our fiscal health. It is time to admit what I have long been loath to acknowledge. The underlying problem hurting Pulaski County is cultural.”Continue reading
Commercial wind turbines are now banned in Pulaski County. The county commissioners Monday approved an amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance that prohibits commercial wind energy convergence systems within the county’s zoning jurisdiction.
The Pulaski County Commissioners will decide tonight whether to ban commercial wind turbines. The updated wind turbine regulations head back to the commissioners tonight, after the county’s advisory plan commission agreed last week to some language adjustments the commissioners had recommended. Under the updated proposal, landowners would still be allowed to build noncommercial and micro wind energy convergence systems in certain areas.
As Pulaski County finalizes updates to its wind turbine regulations, officials are now turning their attention to solar panels. Building Department Assistant Karla Kreamer told the plan commission Monday that the county has started to get some interest in solar development.
The Pulaski County Commissioners are recommending some additional language for the county’s proposed ban on wind turbines. On Monday, the commissioners voted to send a list of amendments to the advisory plan commission. It was drawn up for the commissioners by Community Development Commission Executive Director Nathan Origer.
The Pulaski County Commissioners will get updates from Sheriff Jeff Richwine and EMS Director Bryan Corn this morning. Highway Superintendent Terry Ruff is scheduled to discuss additional spending, while Charles Malinowski will talk about fuel tax reporting.
A recommendation to ban wind turbines has been tabled by the Pulaski County Commissioners, to give county officials a chance to refine the proposed language. Building Inspector and Plan Administrator Doug Hoover formally presented the advisory plan commission’s recommendation during Monday’s commissioners meeting.
A potential ban on wind turbines will be considered by the Pulaski County Commissioners tonight. The county’s advisory plan commission recently recommended banning wind energy convergence systems, over concerns about the safety and welfare of the community, flicker issues, and local fire departments’ ability to provide fire protection to the structures.
The Pulaski County Advisory Plan Commission has recommended banning wind turbines. The vote drew a standing ovation from a packed room of local residents and landowners at the Star City Community Building Monday. It came after a public hearing on proposed changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance that would have significantly restricted wind turbine development.
Pulaski County residents will have the chance to offer their opinions on the county’s wind turbine regulations tonight. The Pulaski County Advisory Plan Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance.
Pulaski County has released the list of proposed changes to the county’s wind turbine regulations. The Pulaski County Advisory Plan Commission spent several months on the proposal, after residents expressed concern over a potential wind farm development.
The Pulaski County Advisory Plan Commission has finished its proposal for updating the county’s wind turbine regulations. It took multiple meetings, but commission members finally reached a consensus Tuesday on the proposed changes to the Unified Development Ordinance.
The Pulaski County Advisory Plan Commission will continue working on updates to the county’s wind turbine regulations tonight. The goal is to come up with a list of proposed changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance, to address concerns over a proposed wind farm. But after multiple meetings, the plan commission still hasn’t created anything solid enough to present for a public hearing.
Representatives with a wind energy company were questioned for over an hour Tuesday over a potential wind farm in Jasper and Pulaski counties. Matt Boys with Renewable Energy Systems (RES) discussed the project, during Tuesday’s Pulaski County Advisory Plan Commission meeting.
Proposed changes to Pulaski County’s wind turbine regulations still aren’t ready to go to a public hearing. On Tuesday, the county’s advisory plan commission picked up the discussion from its previous meeting about the county’s Unified Development Ordinance.
Pulaski County’s wind turbine regulations will continue to be discussed by the advisory plan commission tonight. Members have been working on updates to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance, to address concerns over a proposed wind farm. They had hoped to have some proposed changes narrowed down after a work session last month, but they still had some questions about what impact wind turbines would have on wells, drainage tiles, private airports, and migratory birds.
Updating Pulaski County’s wind turbine regulations will take a little longer than county officials had hoped. The advisory plan commission hoped to narrow down some proposed regulations during a work session Monday, but after discussing the issue for over two hours, many questions remained.